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Art Galleries in Mumbai

Monday, October 04th, 2010 | Author:

Art galleries are places where art is being celebrated. It is where you will see the real esence of art. A display of various works from various artists is what you are going to see in art galleries. These galleries are considered tourist destinations since they tell the culture of the whole country or the city. The artists working on their work can also be seen in these galleries and at times, a guest can actually interact with the artists. Truly galleries are home of masterpieces. Some galleries collect fee for those who will enter but some do not. These galleries are favorite places of people who are ino arts and, not only those schools and other institutions arrange some trip to visit galleries. This is one form of educating student about art. One can really appeciate art at its very essence if he is in an art gallery.

Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir Art Gallery This art gallery is a tourist attraction in Mumbai. Admission to the gallery is free and it is very accessible. The outisde of the gallery is already very artistic as they have a beautiful white building. The gallery has a big hall that exhibits art works from various famous artists. The gallery also exhibit sculptures that will surely satisfy your hunger for real art. This place has already been part of the city’s culture.

Location: Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sanstache Art Gallery

This art gallery is committed to building trust and transparency among their guests. They exhibit works from well-known artists, those who are just starting and students who are taking up art related courses. It is their aim to contibute to the promotion of Indian art and inspires new artists. Their vision is to ensure excellence, recognize the impact of art on the society, and give opportunity for guests to meet various artists.

Location: Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan Road,
Worli, Mumbai – 400 018

Pundole Art Gallery

This gallery is considered one of the earliest galleries in the whole of India. It is their aim to promote the nation’s art by offering their services for quite some time now. A couple of celebrated artists are affiliated with this gallery since they have a very good reputation in India. They have well promoted the culture of the country especially to visitors coming from other coutries.

Location: 369 Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Muumbai 400 001

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Pencil drawings

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | Author:

Pencil art is an artistic form of visual art. There are so many applications of pencil art and this can also form the base of a charcoal painting. From sketches, landscapes and portraits pencil drawings have many variations. The approach towards pencil drawings may be many but the final art form is simply majestic. A novice version of pencil art can be simple sketching or drawing of a caricature. Look-and-draw pencil sketches are very interesting for children.


Plain graphite pencils come with various standards and specifics for the pencil art forms. The interesting range in color pencil art is again splendid. Bird drawings especially the drawings of multi colored feathered birds like a macaw are interesting when done with strokes of a colored pencil. Water soluble colored pencils are again a novel way to capture the magic of sketching using a pencil. The simple dip-in-water idea is also an easy solution to use the kit in a portable form.


Pencil drawings referring to portrait can be seen in real life paintings or sketches of face of the elderly, baby or a village belle. The variations in each pencil sketch are unique and list several techniques to capture the expression of eyes, eyebrows, laugh lines, crow’s feet and a toothless smile. More sketching accentuation is done with hair or forehead lines, the twinkle in the eye, a void expression or other important features of the face like jaw muscle or the ear or nose.


Pencil drawings of a dinosaur, bird, Santa or a park scene are very interesting for a child. Summer classes for pencil sketches teach the child to actually hold the pencil accurately and do the deft strokes under the able guidance of a senior artist. There are books available too that guide you on a step wise procedure to master the techniques of pencil art. Shadings are also a major chapter to be learnt in pencil drawings.


The spectacular representation of a scenery or landscape in black is another skill of an artist. There are double vision portrait styles and other arts related to weather and people as a crowd. Black and white pencil art is amazing and the surreal effect of mystic or spiritual painting with color pencil is quite an experience. Still life color pencil sketches also cultivate more platforms for artists who believe in expressing their feelings. There are more ideas like depiction of dreams in pencil art which make it a mystic understanding.

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Art Galleries in Mumbai

Friday, June 05th, 2009 | Author:

It has become a common sight to see large number of art galleries spread all over India. It’s interesting to witness the makeover in last few decades. Till twenty-thirty years back, there were very few number of art galleries. Those galleries were basically located in metro cities. But, in today’s scenario the number of these galleries is rapidly increasing thanks to art interest of the Indian population. With the passage of time, more and more people are showing ardent interest in the Indian artworks.


Some of the major art galleries in Mumbai are:


  • Gallery Art Resource Trust: 9, Tulsiani Chambers, Ground Floor, Free Press Journal Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Tel: 22810718


  • Artists Centre Gallery: Ador House, K Subash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.


  • Cymroza Art Gallery, 72, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400026


  • Birla Century Art Gallery: Century Bhavan, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.


  • British Council Gallery: Mittal Tower C Wing Nariman Point Mumbai.


  • Chavan Art Gallery: J. B. Marg, Sachivalay Gymkhana, 4th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai.


  • Painted Rhythm, 2, Ramjanki, 356, Linking Road, Khar (West), Mumbai- 400052


  • Jehangir Art Gallery: 161-B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.


  • Tao Art Gallery, 165, Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018


  • National Gallery of Modern Art: Opp. The Prince of Wales Museum, Colaba, Mumbai. Tel: 22852457


  • Nehru Centre Art Gallery: Discovery of India, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.


  • Piramal Gallery: National Centre For Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai.


  • Russian Cultural Centre: 31-A, Dr. G D Marg, Peddar Road, Mumbai.


  • Sophia Duchesne Gallery: Sophia Polytechnic, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai.


  • The Taj Art Gallery: The Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai. Tel: 22023366


  • Gallery Art and Soul, Madhuli, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai 400018


Studio3 – Umakant Tawde

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 | Author:

Studio3 – presents “Stillness Speaks” an exhibition of Buddha paintings
by Umakant Tawde at Jehangir Art Gallery, 2nd AC hall
from 3rd June to 10th June 2009

3-Nagin Mahal,Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020.
+91 9819345048. 22045048.